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Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

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A fantastic evergreen hedge, Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Column’ hedge plants – also known as Red Firethorn – are bursting with bright red berries in autumn and winter and pretty, fragrant white flowers in spring. Red Pyracantha or Firethorn is one of best4hedging’s best-sellers, partially due to its striking appearance but also because it makes an ideal intruder deterrent due to its spiky, dense character.

  • Best Features: Bright red berries, evergreen foliage, fragrant white flowers, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m-3m high
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 40-60cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, sun or partial shade.
  • Also Consider: Our other varieties of Pyracantha hedging; Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or' or Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' for alternative berry colours.

Please note that in compliance with DEFRA, we are unable to deliver this species outside of the UK Mainland.

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Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge (Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column') description

The Red Firethorn is an is an incredibly eye-catching hedge throughout the year. In May, Pyracantha 'Red Column' is blooming with bee-friendly flowers and lush green foliage, before giving way to its glossy red berries when the weather starts to get colder. Pyracantha’s berries make it a great source of food for wildlife, such as birds, who will also nest within the hedge’s dense, prickly cover.

Common uses of Red Firethorn hedging

Pyracantha ‘Red Column’ is excellent as a privacy screen, as well as being an intruder-proof hedge thanks to its sharp thorns. Its density makes Pyracantha a great shelter for local wildlife and a good noise barrier – plus, of course, its seasonal interest makes it a lovely feature in any garden. Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedging is incredibly easy to maintain and is perfect for garden hedging, formal, natural and landscape hedging alike. Pyracantha can also be trained to grow against a wall, creating a pretty wall feature or screen to cover any unsightly areas.

Combine Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' with..

If you’re looking for a truly colourful display, try pairing your Red Pyracantha Firethorn with other Pyracantha hedging varieties, such as orange and yellow-berried varieties. Due to its striking appearance, Red Firethorn also works well planted alone.

Growth rate of Red Pyracantha hedging

Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Column’ is a fast-growing hedge plant, with an average growth rate of up to 50cm per year. These hedges look their best when maintained at a height of between 1 – 3m.

Care advice for Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'

Red Firethorn is very low maintenance, but to encourage healthy growth and keep it looking its best, we would recommend pruning after flowering – we have everything you need to know about pruning your Pyracantha in our Hedging Care Advice section.

Suggested planting density for Pyracantha hedging

To find out the planting density requirements for Pyracantha ‘Red Column’, take a look at the product table to find our recommendations or you can go to our planting density recommendations page for more information.

Red Pyracantha is available to buy all year round as cell grown and pot grown plants. Although most of our Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge plants are grown in the UK by horticultural professionals, occasionally we will need to source plants from dedicated nurseries outside of the UK. At best4hedging, we are proud of our unrivalled levels of quality and always endeavour to deliver only the freshest, best-quality plants at the most competitive prices.

Showing 20 of our total 386 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 386 reviews for Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 386 ratings.
May 8, 2022 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Growing well when planted.

April 28, 2022 | Oliver Dix
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Good

April 9, 2022 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

As Above

April 8, 2022 | ERIC LANE
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

As Above

April 5, 2022 | Jim
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

As Above

April 4, 2022 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Excellent

March 28, 2022 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Good

January 25, 2022 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Enormously tall, spikey, healthy-looking. Leaves are beautiful rich purple colour - going to be amazing once I get suited up enough to plant them….

December 21, 2021 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

As Above

December 13, 2021 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Healthy plants, good root ball, well protected during delivery.

November 17, 2021 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Great, really happy with my hedge plants.

November 2, 2021 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Good healthy plants of a good size.

October 26, 2021 | Tina Lewis
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Plants were very good and all of them have taken off and growing strong.

October 24, 2021 | Graham Young
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Nice plants, pot grown and all of a good quality.

October 17, 2021 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Seem healthy and thriving.

October 2, 2021 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Excellent quality plants and excellent service.

August 28, 2021 | Denise OHanlon
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Loved plants very healthy looking and they are a great size

August 26, 2021 | Denise OHanlon
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Because of the fab service and delivery

August 20, 2021 | Anonymous
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

Flowers, berries, and prickly to make an hedge that is secure and attracts wild life.

June 10, 2021 | Edward Hayhurst
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants

A couple of the 10 that I bought did not take, replacements were provided,free of charge. Not known what caused the problem

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